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What kind of music genre is Downtempo?
Downtempo is a broad genre of electronic music characterized by an atmospheric sound and slow-tempo beats. Closely related to ambient music but with greater emphasis on beats, the style may be played in chillout clubs or as “warm-up or cool-down” music during a DJ set. Examples of downtempo subgenres include trip hop, chillwave, psybient and lo-fi hip hop.
The style emerged in the late 1980s with the UK’s Bristol scene that birthed artists like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Tricky. In the 1990s, the style was heard internationally in artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister, Fila Brazillia, and Thievery Corporation. Other prominent artists to emerge in the style include Boards of Canada, Nicolas Jaar, and Bonobo.
What is Downtempo Mastering?
Mastering, a form of audio post production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master), the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication). In recent years digital masters have become usual, although analog masters—such as audio tapes—are still being used by the manufacturing industry, particularly by a few engineers who specialize in analog mastering.
Mastering requires critical listening; however, software tools exist to facilitate the process. Results depend upon the intent of the engineer, the skills of the engineer, the accuracy of the speaker monitors, and the listening environment. Mastering engineers often apply equalization and dynamic range compression in order to optimize sound translation on all playback systems. It is standard practice to make a copy of a master recording—known as a safety copy—in case the master is lost, damaged or stolen.
Where can i get my Downtempo track mastered by a Downtempo expert?
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What is the most experienced Downtempo Mixing and Mastering service for Downtempo songs?
AudiobyRay has been mixing and mastering Downtempo for over more than 10 years and has worked in Downtempo studios with some of the most talented Downtempo artists in the music business. Communication is an important part of the mastering process. I am therefore proud of my customer service. Also, free mastering revisions are made until you’re satisfied with the end result of the final Downtempo master.